Résumés and CVs

How to Fix Résumé PDF Formatting Issues

You know the feeling. You have your résumé reviewed, make edits, and are now confident it represents your experience and skills perfectly. One last thing to do: convert your Word document into a PDF. You look and see that all …

By Erik Zawodniak
Erik Zawodniak
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Meet the Researcher – Xiaomei Cong

Babies who are born prematurely have to fight through days, weeks, or even months of stressful existence.

University of Connecticut School of Nursing professor Xiaomei Cong saw this struggle firsthand working as a registered nurse in a neonatal intensive care …

By Anna Aldrich
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What to do when it seems like you have nothing to put on your résumé

As a student, the pressure to build a strong résumé is high. There are lots of sample résumés out there – perhaps some that belong to your friends and classmates – that seem to have endless experiences and accomplishments listed on them. …

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Writing a Compelling U.S. – Style Résumé 

As an international student, it is essential to understand the expectations hiring managers have for U.S. résumés as each country has its individual recommendations. Developing an effective document that not only highlights your education and experiences but also meets the guidelines of what American employers expect, is instrumental …

By Desiree Martino
Desiree Martino Career Coach | Pronouns she/her
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Virtual or phone appointments- even easier than finding Wilbur Cross!

If you’ve made it this far and found our website, I’ve got great news! Meeting with a Career Consultant is just a couple of clicks away. If you are finding yourself wondering about the current state of the job or …

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Associate Director, Student Engagement
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The Importance of On-Campus Activities

Are you interested in getting more involved on campus and making more meaningful connections? Do you struggle to fill up that one page for a resume? Well, I’m here to tell you that there is a way and it’s through …

By Melissa Nowak
Melissa Nowak
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Applying to Another Graduate Degree Program?

Maybe you need to leave your current graduate degree program for a different one, realizing the one you are in is not the fit you had hoped.

Perhaps you are currently in a master’s degree program and you know you …

By Kalle Nelson
Kalle Nelson Graduate Assistant
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Benefits of Volunteering and Finding Volunteer Opportunities

With most of us leading super busy lives, it can seem difficult to commit to the idea of volunteering – giving your time and energy to a cause without financial reward. However, volunteering is important for many reasons, and it doesn’t …

By Victoria
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When Employers Give Advice Students Listen!

Curious about what makes a job candidate stand out?

At Employer Insights on September 25, 2019, Lindsey Patruno and Ashley Martin, Senior Account Managers and Field Recruiters from Amica Mutual Insurance Company shared perspectives about strong job applicants, great interviews, …

By Kay Kimball Gruder
Kay Kimball Gruder Associate Director, Graduate Student & Postdoc Career Programs and Services | Pronouns: she/her/hers
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5 Reasons to Schedule a One-on-One Career Coaching Appointment at the Center for Career Development

Career Coaching appointments are one-on-one sessions for students that help to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be, through a goal and action-oriented process. Why get started now? It is never too early or …

By Amanda D'Arbanville
Amanda D'Arbanville Career Intern
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